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Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)



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From the big top to the big screen, visionary filmmaker James Cameron and director Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Narnia) invite you and your family on an all new 3D adventure: Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away. A young couple who is separated, must journey through the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil to find each other, as audiences experience the immersive 3D technology that will allow them to leap, soar, swim, and dance with the performers. This Holiday Season, Cirque du Soleil brings their world to your city! -- (C) Paramountmore
Rating: PG (for some dramatic images and mild sensuality)
Genre: Documentary, Kids & Family, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Adamson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 12, 2013
Box Office: $12.5M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (16)

For older kids or grown-ups who've dreamed of joining the circus, it's a wildly imaginative treat.

Full Review… | December 26, 2012
Seattle Times
Top Critic

This big-screen vehicle for the popular performance troupe would be more bearable if the exhibitors passed out earplugs along with the 3-D glasses.

Full Review… | December 21, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's refreshing to sit back and bask in the sheer joy with which these brightly costumed, stunningly agile performers navigate fire, water and air.

Full Review… | December 21, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

What the movie lacks, unfortunately, is coherence.

Full Review… | December 21, 2012
Washington Post
Top Critic

"Cirque du Soleil: World's Away" is a rare entertainment, being for the benefit of everyone.

Full Review… | December 20, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic's a tourism brochure, a very long, very sparkly infomercial for one-handed pushups...

Full Review… | March 18, 2013

Audience Reviews for Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away


Ok, for starters this isn't really a movie, as it's a compilation of performances strung together giving you the experience of one of these shows. I've only seen like small sets, and never an actual full performance and I gotta say, what this group does is amazing. Visually, this is one of the best movies for blu ray(can't say for 3D, haven't seen in 3D, but I'm sure it looks awesome). Now, having said that, I have no idea what the hell went on or if there was a story being told at all(which I'm sure there was). Emily made the comment that is absolutely true, "if we ever get high, we have to watch this", because this is the type of thing to watch like that. Its trippy as hell in parts. It's entertaining to watch, but don't expect to comprehend much of it, and if you do you're much smarter than me and please let me know what you got out of it. I got that it's a story about love, but other than that, I got nothing but "Wow, that looks crazy!" Also, anything with Beatles music is great in my book. Worth a watch? Absolutely, but not if you want to watch a "movie", but if you want to watch something different, unique, and more of an "experience".

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer


Mesmerizing acrobatics that would undoubtedly be better in a live theatre. The star-crossed lovers frame story of Mia and the Aerialist is pretty bland, but their swings routine at the end is beautiful. Sexiest kiss since upside-down Spidey: The Aerialist performs a parallel Iron Cross (or something), and Mia hangs onto his neck as they soar up and share their first kiss. Aww.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

I'm a bit stunned by the negative reviews. For those of us who haven't been lucky enough to see the Cirque in person, this is great. I don't expect a 'coherent' story line. I just expect to be stunned by magnificent acrobatics and spectacle. It delivers.

Morris Nelms

Super Reviewer

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